Royal Lincolnshire regiment 1932-45

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  1. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    I'm trying to find out more information on my grandfathers regiment. His Name was Ernest Henry Budd, possibly tenth foot Lincolnshire regiment? I have a certificate of service book with some small details but a lot of the pages are missing. We believe he went to Hong Kong, India and Burma and received the Burma star along with the 1939-45 star, The France and Germany star,The defence medal and another but I'm not sure what medal it is. I have a few letters he received In Jalapahar, 19th of June 1940.
    I Know this is very vague but I'm trying to find this out for my dad because he's always wanted to know more about his dads military background.

    I have more information but I didn't want to bog you down with everything so If anyone can help or point me in the direction of someone who does, I can dig through my stuff and try and find more relevant info, I also have his regiment photo which says AMIEN SQUAD oct 1932 on the back which I will attach to this post.

    many thanks
     

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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

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  3. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    Thanks for the quick reply Steve and yes I have the AFB 108 red book with his army no/ service number so I will try and apply for his record.

    many thanks

    Alex
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Alex

    Do you know what battalion of the Lincs he was in? Forum member Rob (Ramacal) is pretty switched on to the Lincs stuff.
     
  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hi Alex,

    If you can tell me his service number, I will check the nominal rolls. The nominal Rolls will only give basic info.

    1 Lincolns served in India, Burma in the period you mention. Although I have the war diaries, they were hand written in the worst writing I've seen. However, I do have a printed copy of the 1 Lincolns history, plus a copy of 10th Foot History.

    2 & 4 Lincolns served in North West Europe. A new book about 2 Lincolns has been recently been published and written Gary Weight of this Forum. One has also been published about 4 Lincolns called the the Saturday Night Soldiers by John Benson.

    "On 10th December 1946, His Majesty the King, in recognition of its services, was graciously pleased to authorize the Regiment to be known by the style and title of "The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment." This information was officially notified in Special Army Order No. 167 of 1946." Announced at 7pm on the BBC.

    You need to get the service for precise information.

    Rob
     
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  6. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    Thanks for the reply rob, his number is 4800584 and any information would be amazing

    Regards

    Alex
     
  7. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hi Alex,

    He enlisted in the Lincolns circa 1934. Transferred to the Royal Engineers on 10 July 1944. Definitely apply for the service records and it could be interesting.

    The medal you could not think of was probably the War Medal.

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  8. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    Wow that is amazing! Thank you so much for looking rob I really appreciate all of your help, so should I apply through the link you sent me yesterday?


    Also do you think he would have been in the 1st lincs? And what sort of information does the 1st lincs history have?

    Thanks again

    Alex
     
  9. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    You need to look at the MOD link I sent you on Wednesday, download and complete the appropriate forms etc and post to MOD Glasgow with copy death certificate and £30 payment.

    Steve
     
  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    It's best to apply for the service records before continuing. Not safe to assume anything and could send you on the wrong path. It's happened to others leaving them disappointed. It only takes between 4 - 6 weeks after applying.
     
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  11. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    Thank you Steve! Appreciate all the help
     
  12. Alex2323

    Alex2323 Member

    That’s great, thank you for all the information and the advice. I’ll report back if I get any more information

    Many thanks

    Alex
     
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